Liquid Eyeshadows That Will Stay Put Through Absolutely Anything
If you’ve never tried a liquid eyeshadow, summer is the ideal time to do so. These creamy formulas are easy to apply, and when we say they’re longwear, we mean it. These are the best picks if you need your look to last through day and night, and these creamy formulas won’t settle into fine lines and creases. Liquid eyeshadows are so much faster to apply than powder formulas, too. Instead of fussing with powder eyeshadow falling on your cheeks and in your under-eye concealer, these won’t budge the second you put them on. Some of these formulas are applied with doe-foot or brush applicators that glide on like lip gloss and others are easily dabbed on with your fingertip. Not only are these long lasting and crease-free for even the hottest summer days, but the colors are gorgeous. We picked the best formulas and showcased neutral colors, but they all come in a range of colors for any day or night look. Our favorite way to wear these formulas is with a peachy or champagne color for some sunkissed shimmer. Wear them alone for a hint of shine and a quick makeup look, or you can layer them over matte eyeshadow for a more dimensional look. However you choose to wear them, these are a breeze to apply and have beautiful, long lasting results.
Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy ShadowPaint
Buy It: $26; esteelauder.com
The doe-foot applicator is soft and easy to use, and this formula won’t budge.
Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Shadow Duo
Buy It: $25; sephora.com
With this duo, you get two shiny finishes for the price of one, and we’re all about a beauty steal.
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Buy It: $22; macys.com
This sparkly eye shadow is as dreamy as its name. It’s gorgeous layered over a matte eyeshadow base.
Cover FX Shimmer Veil
Buy It: $28; dermstore.com
Like the name implies, this creamy shadow is extremely light but still highly pigmented. Bonus: You can use it as a highlighter, too.
L’Oreal Infallible Eye Paints Eye Shadow
Buy It: $9.49; walgreens.com
Instead of pairing two similar shades in matte and shimmery, these eyeshadow sticks pair two complementing colors together, so you can get a multi-dimensional look at less than $10.
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint
Buy It: $42; bloomingdales.com
This one is a splurge, but one that’s worth it. Surf reviews online and you’ll find tons of praise for this crease-free, longwear formula.
bareMinerals 5-in-1 Cream Eyeshadow
Buy It: $19; bareminerals.com
This incredible formula offers skincare benefits that most eyeshadows don’t, but the best part about it is its SPF 15 protection, which makes it perfect for summer.
Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Eye Shadow
Buy It: $30; saksfifthavenue.com
These shimmery shadows aren’t overwhelmingly glittery. The peachy shades are perfect for a sunkissed summer look.
Make Up Forever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow
Milk Makeup Eye Pigment
Buy It: $24; sephora.com
These shimmery shades will add dimension to any look. You can apply with a fingertip or use your own brush, but you can be sure this color is going to last all day and night.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow
Buy It: $4; elfcosmetics.com
Yep, you read that price correctly. At just $4, you can get a shimmery liquid eye shadow that has Vitamin E in the formula for extra hydration.
Butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Serum Shadow
Buy It: $24; nordstrom.com
Serum shadow? Yes, serum shadow. This formula delivers the anti-aging benefits of your favorite skincare, so you can get the perks of your favorite peptide serum and rock a gorgeous eyeshadow.
Wander Beauty Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow
Buy It: $26; sephora.com
This formula goes on soft and dries quickly so you can swipe and be done. The applicator is easy to use and mess-free.